HEALTH & SAFETY

 

Contact the School Nurse

Email Mrs. Benson

Benson@lincoln-academy.org

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-2:30pm

COVID-19

Guidelines

K-12 School recommendations from Utah county health department as follows:

 

If a student is exposed to COVID-19 at school, that student should follow the guidelines for quarantine (below) as stated in the Utah Department of Health’s K-12 School Recommendations and Disease Plan.

      • Quarantine at home for 10 days,    OR
      • Quarantine at home for 7 days and then test on day 7.  If that test is negative, and your child does not have
        symptoms, they may return to school,   OR
      • Wear a mask at school for 10 days,   OR
      • Wear a mask at school for 7 days and then test on day 7.  If that test is negative, and your child does not have
        symptoms, they no longer need to wear a mask.

If a student is exposed at home, that student should quarantine at home, away from the positive case for 10 days, before returning to school.

Resources

How TO ISOLATE WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID

HOW TO QUARANTINE IF SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE HAS COVID

How covid vaccine affects quarantine and isolation

When can I end quarantine?

Safety Drills

Lincoln Academy takes safety seriously. We practice a variety of drills on a regular basis. The faculty and students are well prepared in the event of a real emergency. Each classroom is equipped with a safety bin that has food and emergency supplies for each student in the event of a real emergency.

Fire Drills

With a simple evacuation, students and staff leave and move to a nearby pre-designated safe location and return to the school building right after the cause of evacuation is resolved. Schools practice evacuations regularly (often monthly) during fire drills.

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Shelter In Place

This is a precaution aimed to keep people safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) In schools, shelter-in-place involves having all students, staff, and visitors take shelter in pre-selected rooms that have phone access and stored disaster supplies kits and, preferably, access to a bathroom. The room doors are then shut.

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Lock Down Drills

A lockdown includes securing each occupied room by locking the door(s) and directing people to move away from windows and doors. Hallways are cleared of students and school staff. Typically, local law enforcement arrives to secure the site and arrange for evacuation or return to usual building activities. Students are kept in their classrooms or other secured areas in the school until the lockdown has ended.

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Earthquake Drills

This is a precaution aimed to keep people safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) In schools, shelter-in-place involves having all students, staff, and visitors take shelter in pre-selected rooms that have phone access and stored disaster supplies kits and, preferably, access to a bathroom.

Healthychildren.org